Download Tux Paint Program For Young Children (Linux/macOS/Windows)

Tux Paint is a simple graphics educational painting programs for young children. It is free, Open Source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. The program can be installed all versions of Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X v10.3+, Linux, BeOS, Haiku, FreeBSD and NetBSD operating systems. It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.

The program works well and the kids love it:

  • Easy to install.
  • Easy to use.
  • Comes with the stamps, and various drawing tools.
  • Come with special effects tools.
  • Come with parental and teacher controls option.

How Do I Install Tux Paint?

Type the apt command or apt-get command under Debian or Ubuntu Linux, enter:
$ sudo apt-get install tuxpaint tuxpaint-plugins-default tuxpaint-config
To open a tux paint program, choose Application > Education > Tux Paint in the top panel:

Fig.01: Tux Paint Welcome Screen

Fig.01: Tux Paint Welcome Screen

Fig.02: The default drawing area for the kids

Fig.02: The default drawing area for the kids

Because Tux Paint is free of cost and not limited in any way, a teacher or the parent can download it, without waiting for procurement or a budget!

More Links and Information:

  • This page includes various scree-shots of Tux Paint’s interface, and examples of features, put together by the developers. Be sure to check out the gallery for real drawings made by children using Tux Paint!
  • Download Tux Paint

Update (July/2/11): Tux Paint Summer Drawing Contest is sponsored and judged by and is open to all children aged 3 to 12 who live anywhere in the World!. Grab Tux Paint, make a cool drawing, win one of 3 OLPC laptops, one of 10 Sugar-on-a-stick and other awesome prizes! More information available here.

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  • Gnoise Jun 26, 2011 @ 11:17

    “Because Tux Paint is free of cost and not limited in any way, a teacher or the parent can download it, without waiting for procurement or a budget!”

    That’s the beauty of Open Source Software (OSS). People should know that by now. Don’t let yourself be frightened by commercial non-OSS companies who wish you pay for their expensive software ๐Ÿ˜‰

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